Found August 02, 2012 on NESN.com:
Ryan Lavarnway will make his return to the big leagues on Thursday night, and he'll do so as the Red Sox' starting catcher. Lavarnway, who was called up on Wednesday after Daniel Nava was placed on the disabled list, is penciled in as the starting catcher and hitting sixth for the Red Sox in their first of four games with the Minnesota Twins. Lavarnway made his major league debut last season, appearing in 17 games and hitting .231 with four home runs and 10 RBIs. The Yale alum was hitting .295 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs at Pawtucket...
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